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alley. Nobody. I went to the hotel, up the back stairs, and
there was Isabella Ball standing there, and she said they'd
come for me. I hid in the livery stable loft."

" It's nothing to me/' Mr. Campbell said, " even if you did
do it. It's just that it ain't too safe round here now. I
wouldn't even stay at Proudfit's too long. You oughter get out
the country a spell."

"But it wasn't me.   You see that?"

" Sure," Mr. Campbell answered, and shifted his weight so
that the boards creaked uneasily under him in the darkness,

Mr. Munn pushed himself up from the blanket, and
reached his arm out. But he withdrew it, and sank back
down. " Well," he remarked, " I reckon it'll get MacDonald

"That's what folks say," Mr. Campbell replied.

The next day Mr. Campbell went off to see the Proudfit
fellow. When he got back late at night he went directly to
the barn to talk to Mr. Munn. He said that it was all
arranged for him to go, that it was all right with Proudfit.
He said he would take him up there, and for him to be trying
to figure out a way. Mr. Campbell himself proposed that he
could hide in a wagon-load of something and get up there
that way the next day.

"I can make it by myself," Mr. Munn said. "I made it
here." But Mr. Campbell wouldn't permit it. The next
night he took Mr. Munn to Proudfit's in a buggy. It was a
dark night, and they stuck to back roads when they could.
Mr. Campbell said he had a cousin up in that section, and if
anybody tried to find out what he'd been doing up there he
could say he'd been to see his cousin. He'd tell his cousin
something to fix him, he said.

At first Mr. Munn felt that the Proudfits were disturbed to
have him, even though Willie Proudfit, standing on his porch
just at dawn the morning of his arrival, had taken his hand
and said; " Pleased to know you, Mr. Munn. My house, hit's